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Lake Rotorua, Activities to enjoy around the great lake!

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Lake Rotorua is a fantastic place for all of the family, packed with attractions that are suitable for all budgets, preferences, and ages. From relaxing and taking a stroll around the lake, to adrenaline-filled adventures, there's always something to do on Lake Rotorua.

In this article, we will take a look at some of the top activities to enjoy around the lakes.

Atoa Lake Rotorua Jet & Parasailing

Lake Rotorua on a Summers Day. Credit

This picturesque Lake has lots of parasailing and jet skis to enjoy. Enjoy the speed, spins, and thrill of the activities, powered by jet boats, as you take in the scenes and culture of the lake.

Rotorua Paddleboarding

You can do a guided tour as you paddle around the lake. This is an activity that is suitable for any age or just about any level, and you can enjoy the caves, lake and a gorgeous sunset as you take in the sights and get a bit of exercise.

Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Tour

Waitomo Caves. Credit

With this package, you can enjoy two great attractions in a single day. This is a package that gives you the best of New Zealand wildlife and Maori culture in one, with the Waitomo glow worm caves and the Rotorua trip. The geothermal parks in Rotorua are incredible and will give you great views of the lakes.

A Helicopter Flight Over the Lakes

Rotorua Lake is created by a volcanic crater. You can get a 15-minute helicopter ride over the lakes and take in the breathtaking views.

Walking Trails around the Lakes

If you want to experience the lakes and enjoy a relaxing ramble, there are lots of walking trails around Rotorua Lake. You'll find trails of various difficulties, and they are very well marked, so you'll have plenty to do.

Canopy Tours

The Beautiful Rotorua Forests. Credit

If you’re really stuck for things to do in Rotorua, one of the things that can instantly cure your boredom is a Canopy Tour. You'll be up where the trees meet the sky and will be going along the lines and zip wires enjoying the birdlife and thrill of the forest canopy. The minimum age for a Canopy Tour is six years old, so as always, your little ones aren’t too little. You’ll have a family adventure that will last in the memory for a lifetime.

Rotorua is famed for its geothermal activity. Water travels down into the earth gets warmed, and then gets rotated back up and forced through gaps as geysers, mud pools, hot springs, and vents. This hotbed of volcanic activity is exciting and inspiring, and Rotorua is a fantastic place to visit that will leave you awe-inspired.

Rotorua Lake is a great place to spend time as you visit Rotorua, and the activities above will help you relax, burn some calories, and get some fantastic photos of the absolutely magnificent views.

Rotorua Easter Egg Hunt 2019

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This year the Rotorua TOP 10 Holiday Park bought over 800 Easter Eggs and invited its guests to join them in a park wide Easter Egg Hunt! Over 100 Children participated in the hunt and no Easter Eggs were spared. 

There were also dozens of special Egg surprises for some of our lucky guests; Gummy Bear Easter Treats, Pineapple Lump Eggs and Chocolate Button Eggs. 

We had organized special prizes for those who collected 'special rainbow' coils, here are our two winners of the GIANT 1kg Easter Egg... We hope you managed to enjoy your Easter!

7 New Zealand Adventures to Change your Life

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While there are life-altering experiences to be had all over the globe, New Zealand offers some of the most exhilarating adventures. Are you ready to go on an adventure of a lifetime? Here are 7 you need to consider:

A team getting ready to climb Fox Glacier. Credit: creativejunkie

1.      Sky diving

If the mere mention of sky diving makes your hairs stand up, then it might be a sign that you need to do it. Queenstown is our ultimate pick of places to go sky diving, but New Zealand offers many other options. It’s guaranteed to be massive fun and in case you’re worried you might back out, book it now and think about it later. There’s something about rolling out of a plane at an altitude of 15,000 feet and falling towards the planet at 200MPH that changes you. After doing this, you’ll have the courage you need to deal with whatever life might throw your way.

2.      Get your adrenaline pumping with a bit of climbing

If you’ve never climbed before, the Southern Alps mountain range is a good place to start. As you hone your climbing skills, you’ll have a manageable altitude and experience what it’s like to scale the dizzying heights of sheer cliff faces. Don’t be deceived into thinking it’s going to be easy though. You’ll need to take a course and have mountain guides to help along the way, but you can be certain of returning home having changed a little.

3.      Hiking in the glorious mountains

Talk to any seasoned hiker and New Zealand is bound to be one of the top places they like to visit for their favourite pastime. Whether it’s Lake Crucible in Wanaka or Mt. Taranaki, hiking in the country will change your life as you’ll enjoy a deeper connection with nature. You’ll be enamoured with the classic quaint backcountry hut system, the ridiculously complicated braided riverbeds, the towering mountains, ancient rainforests and world-renowned fiords.

As you battle with the challenging terrains, you’ll get a lesson on humility and as you stand face to face with the mountains, you’ll be forced to reflect on and gain perspective on how tiny you really are compared to the rest of the world. There’s no way you won’t be forced to be present, unless you want to fall and hurt yourself, which will most likely happen, anyway. As tough as hiking may sound, we don’t know anyone who regretted doing it.

4.      Meet people who are worlds apart from you

If you’re a culture buff or simply need to step outside your daily realities, it’s a good idea to go on a Maori heritage tour. You’ll get to enjoy an adventure that takes you across the North Island where you’ll experience the heart of New Zealand’s indigenous culture.

In between discovering the historical side of Wellington and wandering through age old forests, you’ll get to experience a Maori feast called a hangi. Meeting people who are so different from you and eating and drinking with them can be a life-changing experience you’ll not forget in a hurry as you begin to appreciate the uniqueness of the different people of the world.

PS – When planning your adventure, remember to add comprehensive travel insurance to your list of things to check off. Comprehensive travel insurance us usually covers things like, lost luggage, delayed flights, and health bills. For more information check out

5.      A road trip through the Southern Alps

The Snow Capped, Southern Alps. Credit: Jason Pratt

6.      Go diving

Whether you go alone or with company, diving is a fantastic way to see nature like you never have before. The adventure can be life changing and it can be incredible the nature that lives their lives below the sea, oblivious to what goes on in our world.

Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve is a great destination for diving, where you’ll get to explore more than a hundred species of reef and pelagic fish. You’ll not want to miss seeing the area’s most impressive shipwreck sites, dramatic drop-offs and technicolour reefs. This adventure will require you getting a technical diving certification, but it’s absolutely worth it.

7.      Bungy jumping

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There’s nothing that says “live more and fear less” more than bungy jumping. If you think sky diving is scary, think again! There’s a good chance your heart might threaten to burst out of your chest due to its rapid beating, right before you jump. Even if you’re terrified to death, the unforgettable feeling of bliss that comes over you as you fall weightless through the air is well worth it.

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